Skip to main content

Full text of "Wellesley news"

See other formats



Wetws 



WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 15, 1946 



NO. 21 



■a 



lacAllister D"* M. DeKruif 
-r \aa Services Will 

To Address B e Given Sun. 

Italian Club 

professor Archibald Thomas 
lacAllister. Assistant Professor 
Italian at Princeton Univer- 
, will speak on "Italy and 
i Yesterday, To-day and 
un»onow/" at an Italian Eve- 
ng at 8:00 tonight in Shakes- 
re. The program which in- 

|ydos one of Pirandello's one- 
it plays,' is sponsored by the 
[partment of Italian and Cir- 
lo ltaliano. 

The personal representative in 
Heges and universities for Pro- 
ssor C. R. Morey, U. S. Cultural 
;tache at the American Em- 
i jsy in Rome. Dr. MacAllister 
is also invited to head the Mi- 
n Office of the U. S. Informa- 
n Service in June 1945. 
Professor MacAllister received 
s PhD. from Yale University in 
38. He has also studied at the 
Diversities of Paris, Perugia 
id Rome. Prior to his association 
jth Princeton, he taught for 
veral years at Yale and at 
•own. 




Immediately following the lec- 
re the Circolo ltaliano will 
Lumie di Sicilia. The 
st includes: 
icuccio Bonavino, band player 

Gertrude Puccia '47 
na Marnis. singer 

Dorothy Rose '48 
arta Marnis, mother of Sina 
Carmel Zupa '47 



Globe' Creates 
en Fellowships 

The Boston Globe has an 
mnced the creation of ten 
,000 World War II Memorial 

fellowships for a year's travel 
id study in the Western Hemis- 
lere outside the United States. 
These , Fellowships, which are 
pen to all New England Col- 
Se undergraduates, have been 
irmed as a memorial to the New 
tigland men and women who 
rved in World War II. The 
lobe wishes to initiate the idea 
lat financial support of stu- 
ents wish*iig to study in other 
(untries need not be undcr- 
ken solely by educational or- 

fanizations. "Here at Wellesley 
all agree the idea is a most 
teresting one," commented 
an Wilson. 

Competitive examinations will 
i employed to select the ten 
est qualified Fellows. All stu- 
Blts registered in New Eng- 
nd colleges as undergraduates 
xt September 15 are eligible 
\ competition provided they 
ve no connection with The 
oston Globe, and are citizens 
the United States. This plan 



tu 



deludes this year's seniors; but 
Udents graduating in '47, if 
lected, may use the Fellowship 
the first year of most gradu- 
ivoi I, 



te 



The Memorial Fellowships are 
■Pen to students majoring in 
11 &elds. No language require- 
ire made although Span 
or Portuguese will be help- 
for those planning to visit 
outh American countries, 
Students wishing to compete 
the Fellowships should 
R' 1 ''' immediately to The Boston 
'jobe Fellowship Committee, 
■Won Globe, Washington 
111,1 Boston and request an 
plication blank. 



<H 



Dr. DeKruif 

Memorial services will be held 
at 5:00 p. m. Sunday. May 19, 
for Dr. Mary F. DeKruif for 
over twenty years Health Officer 
and Lecturer in Hygiene and 
Physical Education at Wellesley. 
Dr. DeKuif died May 8 at the 
New England Baptist Hospital. 

Dr. DeKuif was born in Greens- 
burg, Pennsylvania June 25, 1889, 
and received her Bachelor of Arts 
degree from Vassar in 1912. In 
1916 she obtained her M.D. from 
the University of Michigan and 
continued her studies during 
1921-22 at the Harvard School of 
Public Health. Her field of spec- 
ialization was Health Education 
and Public Health. 

Before coming to Wellesley, 
Dr. DeKruif was Physician, Lec- 
turer and Research Worker for 
the Massachusetts State Depart- 
ment of Public Health from 1922 
to 1925. Her publications include 
an "Outline of Health Education 
for College Freshmen," and a 
"Study of Maternal Deaths" in 
the Journal of the American 
Medical Association. Her outside 
interests included pre-school 
work at the Page Memorial 
School and Nursery School. She 
was a member of the American 
Student Health Association and 
the Vassar Alumnae Association. 

She was formerly married to 
Paul De Kruif, and leaves two 
sons, Dr. Hcndrik De Kruif, at 
present in the" service in the 
United tSates Navy, and Dr. 
David De Kruif. now resident 
physician at the New Haven 
Hospital. 



Organ Recital 
To be May 20 

Organ students of Carl Wein- 
rich will present their annual re- 
cital Monday afternoon, May 20, 
at 440 p.m. in Houghton Me- 
morial Chapel. The program, 
which will feature compositions 
by Bach, will include: 

Prelude and Fugue ifl C minor, 
Bach, Margaret Bates: Herzlieh 
tut »<uh verlangen, Brahms 
Mary Jean MacFetridge; Prolude 
and Fugue in G major, Bach, 
Elizabeth Sullivan; Chnste, du 
hyrnm Gottes, Bach, Ruth 
Watts; Toscata and Fugue %n D 
minor. Bach. Barbara Daniels; 
Prelude on Bach's 'Die Nacht 
ist 'kommen" Zachiel, Lucy 
Venable; Toccata. Adagio, and 
Fugue in C maor, Bach, Rachel 
Quant. 



Less Wheat 
Consumption 
Urged Here 

"Wellesley can do more than 
support the voluntary food con- 
servation program," said Miss 
Dorothy K. Clark, research as- 
sistant to the Historian of 
UNRRA, in a letter to Mrs. T. R. 
Covey, college dietician. Miss 
Clark, a graduate of Wellesley 
in 1929, emphasized the fact that 
the voluntary program can meet 
but a part of the tremendous 
food requirements of starving 
Europe, and that an informed 
and aroused public opinion is 
vitally needed. 

According to Miss Clark, the 
European situation indicated 
that on May 1, Greece had 
enough grain for two week's 
bread rations, while Italy Po- 
land, and Yugoslavia had but 
one week's supply. Purchasing 
agencies of foreign governments 
are able to buy only such food 
as is available in the marke*. 
she explains, and every addi- 
tional bushel of wheat and ounce 
of fat which appears in the mar- 
ket literally means life to some- 
one. 

Wellesley Co-operates 

To help meet the great- need, 
Wellesley is co-operating with 
ine voluntary program in re- 
ducing the servings of fats and 
wheat foods. Students are being 
served smaller muffins, less pas- 
try and cake, fewer wheat 
cereals, no deep fat fried foods, 
and the college is cutting its pur- 
chases of white bread. 

"There is at present a 20 per- 
cent cut in wheat servings," 
says Mrs. ^ovey, "but we would 
like to make it 25 percent. 1 ' 
Greater savings can be achieved, 
however, oniy through student 
co-operation. According to Ricky 
Mindlin '47, Publicity Director 
for the program, a student vote 
approving one wheatless day a 
week at Wellesley would mean 
increased amounts of wheat and 

(Continued on Page 8, Col. 2) 



College Revives 
Festive Weekend 




Dot Mott and Mary Downing 
Share Spade 



Sixteen Students Will 
Present Varied Piano 
Recital This Evening 

Students of the piano will pre- 
sent a recital under the auspices 
Of the Wellesley Music Depart- 
ment tonight at 8 p.m. in Bil- 
lings Hall. 

The performers in the evening's 
concert will be Mary Oxholm '48, 
Jean Knoche '48, Jeanne Robin- 
son '48, Margaret French '46, 
Jane Miller '47, Phyllis Freed- 
man '46, Judy Atterbury '46, 
Jean Beaverson '47, Virginia 
Raa-1 '47, Ann Cleland '47, Phyl- 
lis Wong '49. Mary Hickman '46, 
Elizabeth Sornerville '46, Nancy 
Frederick '49, Barbara Chapline 
'46. Martha Thompson '47. 

The program will include com- 
position by Scarlatti, Mozart Cho- 
pin, Debussy, Faure, Griffes and 
Albeniz. 



EDITORIAL 

We wish to call the attention of both the student body and 
the College Government to a letter which is printed today in 
Free Press. It brings up a situation wliicli has worried a great 
many undergraduates, a possible fallacy in the system of student, 
government. 

The letter asks for a change in College Government to make 
it conform more closely to the governing of our own country; 
a more widely representative membership in Senate, and a court 
jury which will actually play the decisive par,t which that body 
has in American courts. 

We all have heard the accusation that college students live 
in seclusion during their education and enter into a world for 
which they are not fitted in any practical way. We have heard 
lawyers declare that leading citizen; do not show any respon- 
sibility toward duties such as service on juries. We know the 
corruption that exists in national and sectional politic-, and few 
highly educated citizens ever attempl any sorl ol reform. 

Wellesley professors teach the principles of democratic gov- 
ernment, but in our supposedly enlightened college society we 
have a system of government which is very foreign to that which 
exists in America. Except for a freshman member, all of the 
students who serve on Senate arc elected to administrative offices 
and then take tin- legislative position as something ol a side- 
line. Superior Court includes a bod} ol four which is termed 
a jury, yet it has no vote when an actual decision is made. 

We would suggest a revision of these two College Govern- 
ment bodies We would like to see a senate which is elected on 
something similar to the geographical basis on which our national 
legislative bodies are chosen. These members would know and 
be responsible foi the wishes of their constituents, and we would 
have a practical example of the part which American citizens 
can play in their government. 

We would also like to see Superior Court changed so thai 

the jury would play a more vital part, a body chosen by lot 
and adjudged free oi prejudice, This would give the defendant 
a jury of her peers — which the American Constitution ha- de- 
clared legal — and it would send Wellesley graduates into the 
world with a practical demonstration of the responsible part 
they should take in their government. 



Men Come to Proms 
Tree Day, Float Nile 
And Gala Celebrations 

Wellesley worriers will take 
time off from pre-exam jitters 
this week-end during the most ex- 
tensive series of celebrations 
ever planned in Wellesley. For 
the first time in four years, Float 
Night will take place on Lake 
Waban at sunset, 7:45 p. m.. Fri- 
day, May 17. Tree Day will re- 
sume its traditional festivities on 
Severance Green Saturday after- 
noon for the first time since the 
war. The Sophomore dance to be 
held in Alumnae Hall from 8 
until 12 that night and the inter- 
society dances also from 8 to 12, 
will climax the week-end. 

Competing class crews will 
open Float Night celebrations. 
After they have formed the "W," 
the Freshman barge will be 
christened. 

Floats combined to portray 
scenes from "Hansel and Gretel" 
will depict the cookie house, the 
Children's dream, and the watch 
of the woods. Against the back- 
ground of the darkening sky, 
the floats will glide, along from 
the cove down beyond Green Hall 
with appropriate music. 

The Tree Day Dance pageant 
will continue the theme of Float 
Night. Fuzzy Glasse|berg '46, 
Head of Tree Day, will dance to 
the music of Miklos Rozsa as 
Mowgli, hero of the adventures 
of Kipling's Jungle Book. Howgli 
will be accompanied by jungle 
creatures including the tiger, 
Sherry Yarwood '47, the panther, 
Patty Smith '46, the Python, 
Martic Ritvo '48, the chuckling 
bear, Ruth Kulakofsky '48, and 
the wolf mother, Jane Cummings 
'47, and a jacqual, a hyena and 
a cobra. Monkeys, an elephant 
tribe, a wolf pack, baby hippos, 
giraffes, zebras and a chorus of 
trees will attend these soloists. 

Tree Day program covers 
symbolizing Jungle Book were 
designed by Pat Ray '46. The 
music of Miklos Razsa was used 
in the Alexander Korde produc- 
tion of Jungle Book. 

Following the introductory 
Tree Day speech by the Fresh- 
man Tree Day Mistress, Grace 
Geer, Tree Day Mistress Allene 
Lummis will form her procession- 
al escorted by her aides. Scotty 
Campbell, Betty Elliott, Bibs 
Sornerville and Joan O'Connor. 

The dance pageant will precede 
the presentation of the trowel by 
Dot Mott, Sophomore Giver of 
the Spade to the Freshman Re- 
ceiver of the Spade, Mary Down- 
ing. The outcome of the Fresh- 
man-Sophomore race to '49's class 
tree will determine whether or 
not the Freshmen may cheer this 
year. 

'48's "Spring Fling" spotlights 
the music of Hal Reeves and the 
maestro in person. According to 
Janet Van Arsdale. Chairman of 
the Dance Committee, balloons 
and a flowered arbor will dec- 
orate the ballroom of Alum 

Juniors and Seniors will flock 
to the music of Ken Reeves at the 
inter-society dances, a new high- 
light of Tree Day. Tickets, $2.40 
per couple, will be on sale from 
May IS to 16. Any left over will 
be open to the Freshmen. 

The current Float Night tradi- 
tion is the result of the cumula- 
tion of years. Originally it con- 
sisted of girls chosen for their 
singing ability drifting along 
Lake Waban in rickety wide 
boats. The first floats were three 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. S) 



WKLLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 15. 1916 



K/tmker 

Associated Co*ee>*crie Press 
GoWe6*crfe Di6e$t 

■ IPn.MailD ro« NATIONAL. A«HTItl«« »T 

National Advertising Service, lac. 

410 MtiiHH Avt. Nfw Von*, N. Y. 

Lao tiwiii - »»• roAoctoeo 



WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 15, 1946 



Published weekly, September to June, except durinc 
examination ool vacation periods, by a board of 

students of Wellesley College. Subscriptions two dollars 
per annum In advance. Single copies six cents each. 
All contributions should be In the News office by 1" noon 
Monday :>t the latest, and should be addressed to Mary 
Elizabeth Hurff. All Advertising matter should be In 
the business office by 11:00 A. M., Saturday. All Alumna© 
news should be sent to the Alumnae Office, Wellesley, 

Entered as second-elas* matter. October 10. 1919. at 

n Office at Wellesley Brand). Boston, Mass. tinder 

I ..I U ir. h S. 1S79. Acceptance for mailing at 

special rales of postage provided for In section 1103, Aot 

of October 1, 1917, authorized October 20. 1919. 



Kdllnr-ln-Chlrf Mary ElixAbeth Hurff C> 

UaaHgln? Editor . Angie Mills '47 

Sews Editor Sylvia Crane '47 

MnU-op Editor Barbara Olson "47 

Feature Editor Dorothy Nessler "47 

Literary Editor . . . ._„ Ellen Watson "47 

Cnlleirlute Editor Emily Fensterwald '47 

<nt Editor Joan Rosencrant '47 

File Editor Jane Paul '47 

Associate Editors Judy Sly '47. Marvia Vieltery '47 

Hrporters Bea Alfke "4$ 

Vera de Sherb'nin '48, Ruth Forguson "48 

Ruth Kulakofsk*. 4\ Dorothy Molt - 48 

Dorothy Oerting '48, Polly Flail MS 

'! Etemmer - 4S, Marion Ritvo 4S 

Ptttti Wood '«, Mary Harriet Eldredge "41 

Mary l^ouise Kelly '49, Rose Helen Kopelman '49 
Judy Wolpert '49 

Art Critic Kathleen Depue '47 

M.»lc Crllle Jane Miller 47 

Morle Critic Jean Lamb '47 

Drama Crftft Carolyn G. Heilbrun "47 

Book Critic Sue Kwehn "47. Deborvh Newman '48 

BUSrXESS BOARD 

Baflness Manager Marian Hughes "47 

AdTtrtiFlag Manager Barbara Bell '47 

Circulation Manager Evelyn Burr '47 

Aislntant Adrertlslng Manager . Carol Bonsai '48 

Credit Manager Nancy Shapiro '48 

Assistant ( Ircalattoa Maaacer . . Marjorie Glassman 4S 
Botlues* Editor Sally Brittlngham "48 

AsiUtant Bailne»« Editors Sally Rosenau '48 

MarLha Nicholson '49, Eleanor Evans "49 



NEWSPRINT 

l eel this paper carefully. It is the outward 
symbol of News' genteel poverty. 

To be honesty we are no! yet in the red, but 
inflation ia sending printing prices too high for 
comfort. And believe it or not. it is less ex- 
pensive to print eight pages on newsprint than 
six pages on the mated paper we have been 
using. 

But newsprint can only be used for eight- 
page issues. Try to look on the bright side of 
the thing. With eight pages every week we 
hope to be able to print all the 9tories thai 
we have just had to leave out before. There 

will be room for more features, r« pictures 

— and more free presses, so please let us have 
them. Also, there are those who assert staunch-: 
lv that, far from cheapening the appearance 
ol A "- ws, newsprint will make the paper look 
"more professional." We titanic those kind 
people; we are reserving our own opinion. 

Eight pages will also give more space for ad- 
vertisementa In the past few months we have 
had to rejeet many good advertisements and 
shorten others, simply because there has not 
been enough room for them. We have disliked 
having to do this. Our advertisers need more 
space than we have been able to give them. 
News stories have necessarily been given pref- 
erence however, ovei advertisements — but now 

there will be room for both. Eight pi 

newsprint, therefore, will not only cost less, but 
will bring in more re enue. 

It is our optimistic hope that these extra 
- will simply give News some welcome 
elbow-room. If, however, it becomes apparent 
that stones must be padded to fill eight pages, 
we shall have to economize in some other way. 
Olieiiper paper is -imply our first, and we hope 
adequate, line oi defense 

Economic reality has come to the Wellesley 
College .\~ews. 



DOCTOR DeKRUIF 

The whole college joins in extending deepest 
sympathy to the family of Doctor Man - F. 
DeKruii in their great loss. We can in a way 
appreciate and join with their sorrow; for us 
Dr. DeKruif was an integral spirit in Wellesley 
life. Perhaps only now will we fully appre- 
ciate the great part she played in her twenty 
years of service as the college doctor and as- 
a teacher. 

We first came to know Dr. DeKruif in ovrr 
dazed freshman year, as we struggled through 

Hygiene 120. We emile as we think of her 
lectures on the evils on "coke," Wellesley spe- 
cials, and those "Back Home for Keeps" pic- 
tures, or our last minute work for her hygiene 
paper. They might momentarily have seemed 
superficial, but we recognized then and do now 
that it was only one expression of her dei ply 
sincere interest in the health of each one of us. 

In her role as college health officer Dr. De- 
Kruif became even more vital to those of us 
who needed her. We will remember her black 
bag and her breezy bedside manner, which left 
U9 more cheered and assured than any more 
obvious attempt at sympathy and comfort could 
have. Dr. DcKruif's concern for our mental 
well-being was as equally genuine as that for 
our physical health as any student who BO 
her generous guidance would affirm. 

Though her work at Wellesley would have 
seemed completely demanding to one le- 
tive. Dr. DeKruit's tireless desire to improve 
student health and health education carried her 
md the campus. She devoted much time 
to her work with the children at Page School 
and Nursery School, and was a member of the 
American Student Health Association. 

\\ <• know the entire college community will 

come the opportunity to express their appre- 
ciation for Dr. DeKruii I contribution to 
Weill I Service to be held 
Sum' noon, May 19, at 5:00 in the 
Houghton Chapel. 

We realize what a gap Dr. DeKruii".- death 
will leave in our college life. 

We will miss Dr. DeK. 



A DILLAR, A DOLLAR 

Probably no student has ever completed her 
four years at Wellesley without encountering 
the problem of the professor who takes more 
than a month to hand back the paper which 
he gave the student two weeks to write. She 
has stated her opinions on the subject with 
vehemence but found no way to do any- 
thing about it. 

To assume that the majority of the faculty 
are endowed with this tardiness would be very 
false. On the contrary, the group is very small 
and is overbalanced by the large number of 
-sors who correct papers swiftly and hand 
them back so that the student knows how she 
stands in the eourse. 

Yet there is this minority which holds pa- 
pers" more than a month so that the student 
has- no way of knowing her progress. A recent 
outstanding example was of a professor who 
assigned only two pieces of written work dur- 
ing a one term course. They were assigned 
and handed in forty-five days apart, but the 
first piece of work had not been returned when 
the second one was due! 

In view of the faculty's justifiable aversion 
to giving the student an extension on a paper, 
this seems an amazing abuse of one's position. 

We know from experience that frequently a 
great mass of papers is handed in at the same 
time so that the faculty, a? well as the stu- 
dents, are weighted down with work. We recog- 
nize I hat there are times when members of the 
faculty, considerably more than students, need 
"pink slips" — and we are perfectly willing to 
wait for our papers when the professor is under 
some unusual pressure of work. But in view of 
the consideration of most professors, we cannot 
feel thai such extreme cases are justified. 

We would like to submit to the faculty the 
idea of instituting a ruling which is already 
istenee in many other colleges: a limit on 
the amount of time a professor can hold a paper 
after it is handed in. An intelligent limit would 
uoi in the least binder most teachers who re- 
turn papers within the normal number of days, 
but it would protect student Erom that small 
minority which apparently does not consider 
how influential such tardiness may be upon 
a student'.-; career. 



w ( »-^ < -^ T - <r ^ T -( T . ff > 



■ ir t r -t-n-o-n-n-i>-rr-T-tf-n flan ft-- 



«fc*» 



Beyond the Campus 



Ginny Beach '$7 



As everyone is well aware, the 
effects of the soft coal strike are 
becoming disastrous. The entire 
reconversion and stabilization 
program of the nation is dan- 
gerously threatened, and it is 
high time that action is taken 
to avert this collapse. We can- 
not sit back and let one group 
of men menace the entire econ- 
omy of the United States, even 
though we may feel that there 
is much justice to their claims. 
Every day that the strike con- 
tinues runaway inflation be- 
comes more likely. The experts 
on the whole seem to agree that 
only if we get consumer goods 
on the market quickly, can it 
be averted now, and a lack of 
coal paralyzes almost every es- 
sential industry needed to pro- 
duce these goods. The reper- 
cussions of inflation in the 
United States will be felt in 
every corner of the globe, and 
might well delay the rehabilita- 
tion and reconstruction of the 
world for years. 

Every country on the earth is 
watching America with question- 
ing eyes, waiting to see if she 
can bring enough stability and 
order to her gigantic economic 
system to enable her to begin 
producing the goods desired by 
the consumer hungry world. 
Can a modified capitalistic sys- 
tem continue to exist in our 
modern highly specialized age, or 
must it by definition bring only 
strife and anarchy? Many peo- 
ple are already convinced of this 
thesis. The United States is the 
testing ground. 

Most people agree that it is 
imperative that the coal strike 
be settled immediately. But 
more than that, we feel it is es- 
sential that the government 
work out an over-all, long-range, 
consistent labor policy that will 
place responsibility both with 
the Unions and with Manage- 
ment. We cannot continue in 



this haphazard way, hoping 
against hope that a big shita 



will not come that will tie 



up 






the nation's utilities, shutting 
our eyes to the friction and co£ 
flict that become more active 
every day. A comprehensive 
public airing of the fundamental 
problems and issues at stake 
essential. 

It is no real solution to hs 
the government resort to seian 
of plants when a strike becomes] 
so dangerous that it threal 
to tie up the whole economy ( 
the country, and insure the worU, 
ers continuing their jobs by gj v . 
ing them all they demand, am] 
then when the danger was over 
turning the factories back to th e ' 
owners, saddled with the prob. 
lem of meeting the wage Q 
crease. This was the policy fol- 
lowed by the government tlur. 
ing the war. It tended to e» 
courage the union leaders to' 
create a sufficiently desperate 
crisis to insure that the govern 
ment would step in, and gi ve 
them everything they desired. 

More balance in Federal labor 
legislation is needed. The Unions 
must be given as much responsi- 
bility as the Corporations to in. 
sure that one group of men can. 
not risk the welfare of an entire 
nation by pursuing only their 
own gain. Unions have becomi 
in many ways as much monopo 
lies as any of the largest com- 
panies. and some of their activ. 
ities must be checked for the 
same reasons as those of thej 
giant trusts. Great Britain ha 
had this type of legislation for 
years. While few people will dis^ 
pute the fact that labor by and 
large has been a progre--. 
force in this country, we must 
not let this prejudice us to the! 
realization that she too has a 
responsibility to the nation as a 
whole. 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. S) 



FREE PRESS 



To the Editor: 

Up until now the College Gov- 
ernment Association has worked 
to perfect an organization which 
would receive the cooperation 
and support of the students. 

Most of the amendments have 
been built upon a structure 
erected some time ago. Now 
that questions have been ap- 
pearing on campus and in the 
News about College Government 
and its functions, we would like 
to suggest a general re-examin- 
ation of what already exists. 

Two suggestions we would 
like to make are the direct elec- 
tions of Senate representatives 
and a revision of the position 
of the jury in the court system. 

The time for such plans is now 
when the new officers are be- 
ginning revision of the Grey 
Book. 

We would like to see some 
student action, not only from 
the officers of College Govern- 
ment but from any students in- 
terested in seeing in College 
Government workable and useful 
here as well as in the future. 
Members of the class of '47. 



To the Editor: 

Michal Ernst's "Beyond The 
Campus" column in last week's 
issue of News has prompted me 
to attempt to give an answer to 
the taxi-driver's questions con- 
cerning Wellesley, and to allay 
his misconception identifying 
Wellesley as a "rich girls' " col- 
lege. That is precisely what Wel- 
lesley is not!! A quick perusal 
of the roster of girls on scholar- 
ship here is concrete evidence 
that the Junior in the taxicab 
could have answered the driver's 
inquiries. While state universities 
usually have a somewhat lower 
tuition rates, their scholarships 
do not compare with the liberal 
ones which Wellesley offers to its 
students. 



Before I came to Wellesley 
was constantly besieged by] 
people in my home community 
urging me to be satisfied with ao{ 
education at the state university, 
since Wellesley was a college full 
of snobs, and I would not fit in 
socially. I can count the number 
of snobs I've met here on myi 
fingers and_ definitely have 
never felt that I was socially in- 
ferior. Now I go home and try to 
show my advisers how wrong 
they are about Wellesley. 

The assertion or rather infer- 
ence that a girl wouldn't fit un- 
less she were the daughter of * 
business magnate, banker, or 
professional man can be disprov- 
ed by asking some of our friends 
what their fathers do. I have 
done just that and received such 
typical answers as garage owner, 
clerks, missionaries, minister^ 
dairymen, telephone workmen 
etc. — jobs which certainly would 
not assure the girls plenty 
spending money. My father runs] 
a small, independent meat 
market. It seems to me that the 
Economics 101 budgets reveal 
some pertinent facts about Wei' 
lesley girls' spending habits. 
Those who spend an unusually 
large amount are in the minority' 
Even of those girls with Park 
Avenue - Newport background! 

( few throw their money around 
in an exhibitionist manner which 

i might .make others with less fe»j 

i inferior. College social life— and 

'our own "fltting-in" is what * 
make it, and many of the thing 5 
we can do here are free. I ha** 

t found it practically impossible W 
determine a girl's economic and 

' social background. Several tinw 

( I have been amazed to find tM'i 
some of my best friends n rt 

! daughters of millionaires, si |lrt 
they are as democratic and un\ 

j assuming as is possible to t*! 

j From observing various "crowd' 
of girls during my three ye* 1 * 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY IS, 1946 




Ruth Feruson'48, World Fed Head, 
States Policies of Organization 

Members Circulate Peliliom 

To Gain 1200 Signatures 

Supporting "One World" 

By Mary Harriet Eldridge 

"Our general policy is to work 
rough United Nations to a real 
jrld Government," declared 
ith Ferguson '48, head of the 
ellesley World Federation Com- 

ittee for the coming year. "We 
it to educate students at Wel- 
lesley to the need for World Gov- 
ernment and thus help to create 
a student pressure .group which 
will be a powerful force in help- 
ing to bring such a government 
into being," she continued. 

We have also been backing four 
intermediate steps which we think 
are absolutely necessary to build 
trust between nations: inter- 
national control of the atomic 
bomb, monetary loans to Britain 
and Russia, a two-thirds vote 
of the Security Council to pass 
a measure, and the rationing of 
food in this country for inter- 
national relief." 

World Federation, a Commit- 
of Foium and a new organi- 

ltion this year, has been es- 
:ially busy since September, 
ring to arouse student interest, 
explains Ferg. It is connected 
\*ith the Student Federalists, 
originated in 1942 by high school 
ahd college students who wanted 
see world £ederation_come 
ipto being, and whose main pur- 

)se is to educate people to the 
need for a world government 
and co-operation. Ferg stresses 
the fact that anyone in college 
can belong to the Committee 
which relies for success in its un- 
dertakings on the student body. 
Petitions Circulated 

"At present," said Ferg. "we 
are trying to get a resolution 
placed on the November ballot 
in Massachusetts in favor of do- 
ing everything possible to obtain 
world federation, and for the past 
three weeks we have been circu- 
lating petitions among the towns 
people of Wellesley in hopes of 
getting 1200 names." She added 
that, "during the year, the organ- 
ization has petitioned for inter- 
national control of the atomic 
bomb, and loans to Britain. Let- 
ters have also been sent to 100 
colleges, explain the necessity for 
World Federation, and what 
such an organization can ac- 
complish. 

According to Ferg, many col- 
leges have already inaugurated 
programs such as that at Wel- 
lesley, and one of the results has 
been the Boston Intercollegiate 
Council, in which this college 
has played a leading part. Doris 
Sommer '48, the Wellesley rep- 
resentative, is Head of the Coun- 
cil which includes representa- 
tives of Harvard, Tufts, M.I.T., 

merson, Simmons, Pine Manor, 

id Radcliffe. "Mark van Doren's 

scussion at Harvard on world 
federation was sponsored by the 
Council," stated Ferg, "and next 
year we hope to have additional 
colleges joining who can help in 
iplaaining lectures by leading 
men on measures dealing with 
the same question." 

Plan Study Groups 

In order to give Wellesley stu- 
dents a chance to take active 
Part in discussions on the prob- 
study groups are being 
Planned for next year, at which 
tlllTerent plans for federation 



Rath Ferguson 

will be considered. According to 
Ferg, they will be held at three 
week intervals, and speakers will 
be faculty members who are es- 
pecially interested in presenting 
various points of view on cur- 
rent problems. Mr. LantzefT of 
the Department of History will 
lead the first group discussion 
of Russia's role in international 
affairs. 

In addition to contacting other 
colleges, and arranging a study 
program, World Federation is 
planning to back any specific 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. ',) 
o 

Installation of 
C. A. Officers 
Held in Chapel 

Under the leadership of Myrt 
Atkinson '47, newly-elected Presi- 
dent of Christian Association, 
the C. A. Board will direct thr> 
policy and activities of the or- 
ganization in 1946-47. 

Members of the Board, who 
were appointed recently are 
Worship Committee Chairman. 
Elizabeth Evans '47; Sub-chair- 
man, Pamela Moore '47; Social 
Service Committee Chairman, 
Barbara Britton '47; Sub-chair- 
man, Ann Cleland '47. The 
Chairman of the following com- 
mittees are: Reconstruction. Rob- 
in Jones '47; Conference, Betsy 
Ancker 49; Community Service, 
Marilyn MacGregor '47; Publi- 
city, Mary Zeller '4S; and Libra- 
rian, Peggy Barnes "49. 

The minor officers of C. A. al- 
ready announced are: Vice Presi- 
dent, Hope Freeman '47; Fresh- 
man Advisor, Ruth Lyons '48; 
Secretary, Carol Bonsai, "18. and 
Treasurer. Teddy Lee '49. 



Dye Method 

Invented by 

'41 Chemist 



Mrs. John T. Strickland, (Eliz- 
abeth Deems), a research chem- 
ist and member of the class of 
1941, recently patened a chemi- 
cal process which will greatly 
speed up the manufacture of dye 
stuffs. The invention, which was 
developed after more than a 
year's work, is now being used 
in laboratories in Dayton, Ohio, 
to aid the process of fractional 
distillation. 

Mrs. Strickland, a chemistry 
major at college, entered the 
field of science right after grad- 
uation. She was a research chem- 
ist at the Minneapolist Mining 
and Manufacturing Company, 
and is at present associated witn 
the Chemical Development Cor- 
poration in Dayton, Ohio. 

A member of Agora and Choi'-. 
Mrs. Strickland was active in 
ccllege affairs, was Head of the 
Dance Group in 1940 and 1941, 
co-chairman of the Junior Show, 
and chairman of the food com- 
mittee for the 1940 Junior Prom. 



Senate Advises 
Expanded War 
Relief Program 

At the last meeting of the 
Senate Friday, May 3, Jean Kix- 
Miller '47 suggested that the 
senate determine what contribu- 
tion Wellesley should make 
toward European war relief. The 
Senate felt that the college 
should have a more active re- 
lief organization than it now 
has. This question was discussed 
at the Seven-College Conference 
at Bryn Mawr. 

Senate agreed that the Emer- 
gency Committee of Service 
Fund could supervise clothing 
drives without interfering with 
the Thrift Shop's clothing col- 
lection for the Student Aid 
Society. It was decided that the 
Emergency Committee cf Serv- 
ice Fund, in contact with other 
colleges, shoidd plan to expand 
extensively next fall for relief 
of European countries. 

Jean Philbrick '47, chairman 
of the Social Schedule Commit- 
tee presented that committee's 
proposed policy for next year. 

The Senate ratified the consti- 
tution of the Wellesley College 
Chapter of the Inter-Varsity 
Christian Fellowship. The or- 
ganization is to be affiliated with 
C. A. in the same way as Can- 
terbury Club is. 



Dr. I. C. Diller 
Gives Talk on 
Cancer Studies 

Representatives from six near- 
by colleges attended the fourth 
annual Biological Conference of 
Eastern New England Colleges 
held at Wellesley May 11. Dr. 
Irene Corey Diller of the Lanke^ 
nau Hospital Research Institute 
and Institute of Cancer Research 
in Philadelphia, spoke at an open 
meeting in Pendleton on "A Bio- 
logical Approach to the Study of 
Cancer." 

At the morning session, Mrs. 
Horton addressed the delegates, 
after which papers on research 
in both zoology and botany by 
graduate and undergraduate 
students of the various colleges 
were presented. Demonstrations, 
exhibits, and conducted tours of 
the campus followed. 

Dr. Diller reported on the re- 
sults of group research, the im- 
portant work of the Lankenau 
Institute, which at present has 
67 projects under way in eight 
departments. Although the 
cause of cancer is still unknown, 
she explained, scientists at the 
institute have applied biology to 
medicine. experimenting with 
polysaccharide, which overcomes 
to some extent the unnatural 
cell division produced by the di- 
sease. 

Since, however, the only ex- 
periments made on human be- 
ings have proven very painful, 
although helpful, much more ex- 
perimentation is necessary. "If 
we could have at our disposal 
the resources and workers used 
in producing the atomic bomb," 
Dr. Diller concluded, "we could 
overcome the many difficulties 
that lie ahead so much sooner." 

The colleges represented at 
the conference were M. I. T., 
Brown, Tufts, Emmanuel, Sim- 
mons, and Wheaton. Arrange- 
ments for it were made by Caro- 
line Pentlarge '46, Muriel Schulte 
'46, Louise Friedmann '47, and 
Camilla Rushton '47. 

The Wellesley undergraduate 
students who presented papers 
and exhibits were Patricia Barlow 




If you have ever won a college 
honoi-clkss office, newspaper staff, 
dramatic or glee club appointment — 
you've known the thrill of success. 
Prepare for success in business by 
enrolling i.t Katharine Gibbs School 
in the special secretarial course for 
college women. Address College 
Course Dean. 

KATHARINE GIBBS 




New yobk 17 

•OST0H if. 
CHICAGO II 
'■0VI0ENCE I 



230 Psrfc Ass. 

no Msrlbersus* St. 
.720 N. Mlthllia Ave. 
- 151 Asssll St. 



Try a 



\vu^^ 



SOLO 



Frit fcMkk* "WAUIME TRICKS". Writ. Judy Bud. tat, ■*. C, 1375 I'm*. * T. II 



Interest in 
Labor Seen 
At Cornell 

The Cornell Experiment in 
Industrial Relations Education 
was described by Dr. Phillips 
Bradley of the New York School 
of Industrial and Labor Rela- 
tions, yesterday evening at 7:30 
in a lecture sponsored by the 
Department of Economics. His- 
tory, and Political Science. 

Describing the Cornell insri- 
tution as "an outgrowth of wide 
interest in worker education and 
industrial relations," Dr. Brad- 
ley said that a full four year 
undergraduate program in labor 
relations is now available as well 
as graduate work. Another im- 
portant part of the program is 
the providing of lectures and 
classes throughout the state 
when requested by groups of 
workers. 

A former Professor of His- 
tory and Political Science at 
Wellesley and a founder of 
Hathaway House, Dr. Bradley 
taught at Amherst and is now 
a Professor of Political Science 
at Queens College, New York, 
from which he is at present on 
leave. He recently edited a new 
edition of de Tocqueville's De- 
partment in America. 



'46. Eunice Calpin '46, Margrette 
Craig '46. Rebecca Hays 
Dorothy Jones '46. Marion Mc- 
Cuiston '46, June Palladino '47, 
Caroline Pentlarge '46, Eleanor 
Piatt '46, Dorothy Proctor '46, 
Muriel Schulte '46, Sally Stetson 
'47, Patricia Walling '46. and 
Pauline Whitaker '46. 

The graduate students were 
Virginia Conway, Assistant in 
Botany; Beatrice Pyle; Dorothy 
Thornton; Jeanne Williams and 
Alice Williamson, Assistants in 
Zoology and Physiology. There 
were also exhibits by the classes 
in Zoology, Physiology, Com- 
parative Anatomy, Ecology, and 
Plant Physiology. 



*tfj»* 



in Wellesley 



Have fun under the 
sun in two - piece 
berthing suits — 

designed in cool, fast dry- 
ing print rayon jersey. Flat- 
tering and as gay and 
bright as your first peace- 
time summer will be. Red 
or white with black. Sizes 
32 to 38. 




$ 8.95 



FILE IVES IN WELLESLEY 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 15, 1946 



Write on Theme You Know About 
Reiterates Atlantic Editor Weeks 



Speaker Suggests Varied 

Topics College Writers 

Could Deal With 

Edward Weeks, Atlantic 
Monthly editor who gave a 
Sophie Chantell Hart lecture at 
Wellesley, May 7, believes that 
college writers can and should 
get their material into print as 
long as they write on themes 
they know something about. 

"Did you ever want to go to a 
dance with a certain boy," he 
asked, "and end up with another 
one? You go to the dance and 
the first person you see is the 
boy you wanted to be with. 
You pray he'll cut in on you, 
and when he finally does the 
night comes to life and you begin 
to jive! Now if you can catch that 
feeling on paper, you have a 
story that will sell." 

"You don't become a writer 
all at once," he reminded stu- 
dents. "You can't plunge head- 
long into the big issues; a safer 
bet are the things you're familiar 
with. Some great novels can 
still be written about parent- 
child relationships seen for the 
first time from the perspectives 
of college age." 

New Problems 

"Later. you can get down to 
other essentials," he said. "I've 
been asked what the war has 
done to American writing and 
what kind of writing we'll see 
in the future. Part of this will 
be the tapping of new problems; 
you will want to write about 
them. For example, someone 
must write about the loyalties 
which grow between men in an 
outfit," Mr. Weeks said. "Veter- 
ans are going to be writing su- 
perb material on that theme; 
we have already seen some of it 
in Brown's A Walk in the Sun. 

"The tangled heart line is 




Edward Weeks 

another aftermath of war that 
will first be recorded by your 
generation. We can't expect 
young people who have been 
separated by wax to return to 
each other unchanged. The story 
of adjustments and bitterness 
in reunion is going to have to 
be written. 

"You will see mental strain 
treated in novels and short 
stories like Arrival and Depart- 
ure; you will want to write 
about the great problems aris- 
ing from this country's relation- 
ships with Russia, with Britain, 
with Latin America, with the lit- 
tle neutrals who are rebuilding 
a life of devastation. 

"There are great stories still 
to be written about the people 
who moved from their home 
towns to great war centers. Are 
they going to want to go back? 
And what about the growing 
struggle between our Atlantic 
(Continued on Page 8, Col. 1) 



IMavt, smooth rayon shantung with 

much excitement at the handspan 

waistline . . bunches of jingling 

gilt coins for a Midas touch at each 

side of the belt , . to point up perky 

folds of skirt fullness over the bip\ 

. . neat round neck, cap sleeves, and 

i iHgiettion of fly front to the skirt 

light blue or black . . . 29.9} 



Telephone Rep 
Describes Jobs 



Perry Presents Expose of Past, 
Present and ? of M.A. Ross Life 



T7* _ /"Vo/liKitjac Amid Sun on the Crew House, Cigarette Butts in ^ 

Ashtray, and Bars Near Chicago, Reporter Finds 




Representatives of eight Great- 
er Boston Colleges were enter- 
tained by the New England 
Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany at a reception and tea 
Wednesday afternoon, May 8. 
Susan Palmer '47 and Marion 
Ritvo '48 represented Wellesley 
at the reception which was held 
for the purpose of acquainting 
college girls with the type of po- 
sition the company has open to 
them- on graduation. 

Miss Elizabeth Scullane, In- 
duction and Placement Super- 
visor for the Boston area, ex- 
plained the functions of a serv- 
ice representative, the type of 
position open to college gradu- 
ates. "It is essentially a public 
relations job requiring a well- 
rounded person who has a graci- 
ous response to people, self-con- 
fidence and ability," she ex- 
plained. The position requires a 
six weeks' training period, after 
which the girl is placed in a 
central office where she serves 
as the official representative of 
the company to its customers. 
The telephone company is able 
to place girls in service repre- 
sentative positions in cities all 
over the country and in Canada. 
Following a tour through the 
office of the company on Boyl- 
ston Street in Boston where the 
girls saw the service represen- 
tative at work, a tea was held 
at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The 
guests met the managers of the 
Boston area and were given an 
opportunity to speak to them in- 
formally about the telephone 
company and its work. 

"The Service representative 
job seems like a fine one for any- 
one who likes to work with 
people," observed Sue. "I think 
girls who would be interested in 
that type of work should cer- 
tainly look into it further." 

The colleges represented at 
the reception were Wheaton. 
Radcliffe, Regis, Simmons, Jack- 
son, Emmanuel, Boston Univer- 
sity and Wellesley. Seniors in- 
terested in applying for service 
representative jobs are urged to 
see Miss Rapp in the Placement 
Office. 

o 

Float Night - 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 
canoes illustrating the history of 
Float Night, each with a differ- 
ent elaborate costume. Emerging 
from the Lake, participants re- 
vealed Turkish corduroy trousers 
underneath their costumes. 

In the old days, Tree Day 
festivities started off in the 
morning when the freshmen pre- 
sented their part of the program 
and did not end until the foot- 
sore seniors dropped into bed. 



C. G. Head a Blonde Whom Everybody Likes 
By Bettie W. Morris, '48 



When I stepped briskly across 
the triangle to have my inter- 
view with Mary Alice Ross who 
lives on ihe other side of the tri- 
angle, in Chauffeur, it was brisk- 
ly turning dark out which it 
often does at Wellesley when the 
sun begins to go down in a blaze, 
of glory in the Western, or is it 
Eastern sky which I have often, 
rather frequently seen behind 
the crew house as it goes down. 
As I said it was turning dark 
out; so I lit a cigarette which 
we are only allowed toy do be- 
tween March and November, but 
which is a very silly rule, because 
no one is here in Jqly and 
August. Pushing my way 
through the darkness I was ac- 
costed by a firefly who thought 
that my cigarette was his mate, 
but after getting a hotfoot he 
went away, and finally I arrived 
at the house to which I had been 
briskly walking in a hurry. 
Climbs Fire Escape 
I climbed up the fire escape on 
my hands and knees to the 16th 
floor (the rope-ladder was 
broken) and briskly I opened 
the window, and stuck my head 
in. Wrong room, someone was 
practicing on their Jew's Harp. 
Briskly climbing from one win- 
dow sill to the other I arrived 
at a room which looked unfa- 
miliar; so I realized I had ar- 
rived. Within I saw Mary Alice 
Ross chewing on the cigarette 
butts in her wastebasket, and 
as I just said, I was sure I had 
arrived so I briskly knocked on 
the window, breaking the glass, 
and briskly falling in. 

Mary Alice welcomed me and 



H* 



which I will discuss anon 
ratio. 

Reveals Past 
Then Mary Alice heaved . 
heavy sigh, and told me abo\j| 
her life. I will not quote | lf 
cause the next little bit is <jj. 
rectly out of the mouth of Maty 
Alice. 

Mary Alice was born in the 
back room of a tavern in th e 
hills of Indiana near the Wa. 
bash river on the way to Indian, 
apolis. I am well acquainted 
with this part of the country 
may I add as an after thought 
since my father was one., j 
hog-truck driver and often 
stopped in for a short beer on 
his way to Chicago, which \ s 
a big city, and I think it was 
the same tavern in which he 
stopped in which Mary Alice 
was born. Mary Alice was partly 
named for her father AL, the 
ICE man ("Get it? Alice.) who 
was betrothed to Mary Alice's 
mother's half sister, who disap- 
peared one night after she had 
read a Sears-Roebuck Catalogue, 
and decided to look for the man 
who was. modelling the under- 
wear on page 432. 

Mary Alice's childhood was a 
happy one. There was little 
room for her to play in the 
crowded^, tavern so she climbed 
in the juke box and turned over 
the records herself, every Tues- 
day, which was a great accom- 
plishment for a girl of 2 years 
old which she was when she did 
this. 

Tap Dances on Bar 
As she grew older she spent 
most of her time tapdancing on 
the bar which was wooden, or 



offered me a cigarette butt, but I piaster, I am not sure which 

and will investigate later. One 



I had brought along my sen- 
sens, so I promptly offered her 
one which she took glibly, not 
looking to the left or to the right 
which was very unusual, because 
people always do, or don't they? 
I'm not quite sure on this point; 
so I will have to add that it is 
my own opinion. 

"Mary Alice," I said briskly. 
"I am in a hurry. I am leaving 
for Alaska on the next mule 
pack. I would like to know about 
your life." 

"Bduh," said Mary Alice, po- 
litely. 

"Please Mary Alice." I said, 
pausing to spit out the nico- 
tine which had clogged up the 
cavity in my third molar, which 
I should have had fixed months 
ago, but I just didn't have time 
to go to the dentist, and be- 
sides transport?; ion to Need- 
ham is difficult because of the 
shortage of dogfood, a matter 



JOSEPH E. O'NEIL - JEWELER 

GRADUATION GIFTS 

Zlppo Lighters - Wrllcflcv Keys - Encmved Cigarette Ca»*» - Compacts 
8*» GROVE ST., Opposite Sellers. Wellestej Square WEL. SOTO 



SOMETHING NEW 

HAS BEEN ADDED! 




The Exclusive Homo nf 38 Central st -> Wellesley 

* iic L.xiiu6ive oonie oi The store wllh , he Blne Fr#nt 

RUSTCRAFT - WELLESLEY 

Largest Selection of Greeting Cards 



STATIONERY 



VETERAN 



Owned 

Operated 



GIFTS 



COLLEGE CUPBOARD 
Picnic Lunches Our Specialty 

COLLEGE RESTAURANT and TEA ROOM 
79 CENTRAL STREET PHONE 0674 



night, in the early evening, 
when the sun was. going briskly 
down behind the crew house, no, 
yes, the crew house a strange 
man arrived on his way from 
Indian etc., enroute to Chicago, 
which is the biggest city in the 
middlewest, and offered to Mary 
Alice's mother, absolutely free 
of charge, a ticket to Tree Day 
at Wellesley College for 1948. 
Mary Alice's mother thanked 
him glibly, and offered him a 
sen-sen, which he also took 
without looking to the left or 
right, or behind him either. That 
night, later in the evening, the 
mother of M. A. decided she 
must take her daughter some) 
day to the place where Tree Day 
was, because she had a free] 
ticket. 

Time passed and the day ar- 
rived. In the meantime, before 
this. Mary Alice's mother soldi 
the tavern to Joshua K. Ignatz 
who lived across the road. and| 
had always wanted to own a 
tavern. As I said, the day an 
rived when the sun came up in 
the Eastern sky, and briskly 
they hitchhiked to Wellesley 
stopping off in Toledo to see a 
former friend of Mary Alice's 
mother's half-sister. 

She arrived a few years too | 
soon to get into the college) 
which they discovered was there! 
when they got there, so they 
took jobs in the Greek theatre 
passing out hot sandwiches and 
tollhouse cookies to the people 
who came to audit the Greek 
classes which were held there, 
because it was a busy year, and 
there wasn't not enough, rather 
any, room in Founders where 
other classes were being held. 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 5) 



We Have Everything 
You Need Tor That 
PICNIC or PARTY 



Premier 
Delicatessen 

Opposite Post Oftiie 
Call WEL. 2657 



Theatre 

'Laura', Starring 
Kruger,Hopkins 

Critic: Carolyn G. Heilburn 7,7 

There can be only one pos- 
sible reason why a play such as 
LAURA was produced at all. 
Obviously the stage monarchs 
have been confronted with such 
an utter dearth of theatrical 
jiiaterial that they have been 
forced — we can imagine amidst 
what fear and trembling — to bor- 
row from successful movies. Un- 
fortunately the producers have 
not only taken a step which seems 
on the whole to be grossly inad- 
visable, but they have concocted 
j, 11 appalling bad play. 

We are very willing to admit 
that memories of the movie ver- 
sion clung all too tenaciously as 
we watched the play, but this is 
a factor which was undoubtedly 
true of nine-tenths of the aud- 
ience. To say the stage produc- 
tion suffered by comparison is 
to sound Pollyanna-ish. For 
the first time perhaps we realized 
what a stunning job the movies 
can do on certain types of en- 
tertainment. 

The advertisers — clearly at a 
loss lor any other recommenda- 
tion — entice audi°noes to "come 
see the love story the screen 
'dared not tell." I is impossible 
for this reviewer to ascertain 
what love story they refer to, 
unless — horror of horrors — they 
are bragging about one scene 
between Miriam Hopkins and a 
high school boy, our opinion o£ 
which we will nobly leave un- 
stated. 

Certainly any remotely sensi- 
tive observer came away with 
the impression that the actors 
wished to heaven they'd never 
gotten into this mess. Otto Kru- 
ger and Miriam Hopkins not only 
made their screen counterparts 
seem like the greatest actors 
since Mrs. Siddons, but even 
without a comparison they were 
incredibly poor. The evening we 
attended, they kept tripping over 
telephone cords and knocking 
down lamps as though fulfilling 
their duties in a stunned state 
of disbelief. 

There can be no doubt, how- 
ever, that by far the worst 
moment of the evening involved 
a weeping character, the mother 
of the afore-mentionad high 
school boy, who for absolutely 
no conceivable reason, proceeded 
to deliver a long and tragic 
disertation, to the complete em- 
barrassment of all the members 
of the audience and cast. The 
only possible explanation may 
lie in the fact that she is a mem- 
ber of the Moscow Art Theater, 
and perhaps the producers felt 
that such a touch would make 
the evening a professional one. 
It didn't. 

There is, fortunately, one good 
word which can be said for the 
evening. However terrible every- 
thing else was — and it was ter- 
rible — the stage setting was 
magnificent. It pictured the 
living room of an apartment 
which this reviewer will be eager 
to take over, at the producer's 
earliest convenience. It seems 
quite clear to us that everyone 
connected with this unfortunate 
venture will desert it at the 
earliest moment. 



TRAVEL 

THIS SUMMER 

To Mexico or Guatemala 

STUDENT GROUP 

Chaperoned by former Vn&snr student 

Itinerary arranged by 
Reliable Student Tiavel 

Agency 
For Information, Call: 

Mrs. Klbbee — BLU. 1010 
CAP. 2034 

(Eve*, and week-end^) 



• m 

j^ Campus Critic & 



Music 



Orchestra 
Concert 

Critir: Jane Milhr 7,7 
The Wellesley College Orclips- 
tra, assisted by members of the 
Harvard-Radcliffe orchestra, and 
directed by Harry S. Kobialka, 
presented its annual spring con- 
cert Sunday, May 12 in Alumnae 
Hall. Many faculty, students, and 
guests attended the program and 
were well pleased by the per- 
formance. 

Beethoven's Symphony No. I, in 
B major was the first work on 
the program. This is a difficult 
work to be undertaken by a stu- 
dent group, but Wellesley hand- 
led it with understanding. The 
first Adagio section had the 
mysterious, potential atmosphere 
that is so often typical of Beet- 
hoven "getting started." The or- 
chestra was alert to Mr. Kobi- 
alka's directions, and the effect 
was good. Difficult to perform, 
but smoothly played were the 
numerous imitative, contrapunt- 
al passages. The contrasts in dy- 
namics were quickly picked up, 
and the different sections of the 
orchestra were brought in on time 
with the proper dynamics. The 
rests were clear-cut. There was a 
high degree of tension developed 
in the first movement. It was the 
Beethoven kind of excitement 
captured well indeed. 

The second movement, Adagio, 
came over with a full, sonorous 
tone. The crescendos were work- 
ed up and down with much ex- 
pression. The string section dis- 
played a precise pizzacatto, and 
the cellos kept the steady, under- 
lying rhythm throughout. 

The theme of the third move- 
ment was stated in vigorous 
tones. It was a more boisterous 
idea than either thu first or sec- 
ond movements. The orchestra 
contrasted this idea with the fol- 
lowing material to give the Beet- 
hoven "light and dark" effects. 
It was interesting to note that 
the orchestra seemed especially 
to enjoy itself whenever that 
theme entered. 

The greatest technical facility 
of the orchestra was exhibited in 
the fourth movement. The violins 
were flying every moment and 
there was great elasticity in the 
orchestra's response to Mr. Kobi- 
alka's direction throughout this 
work. 

Barber's Adagio for Strings 



Freeman Tells 
Of French Life 



"Recent Impressions of 
France'' will be the topic of a 
lecture by Dr. Stephen A. Fin 
man, Vice President of Middle- 
bury College. Tuesday, May 21 
at 7.45. The lecture is sponsored 
by the Department of French. 

Dr. Freeman has just returned 
from a nine months stay' in 
France. He went abroad in the 
capacity of head of the Liberal 
Arts section of the United 
States Army University at Bia>-- 
ritz and will include in his talk 
some observations on recent 
work done by the American 
soldiers. 



Dr. Freeman is the 
of Hope Freeman J 47. 



father 



was the next offering on the pro- 
gram. This was an atmospheric 
piece with a slow tempo and even 
rhythm." The strings took on the 
right color for a piece with this 
modal quality. They built up 
slowly to the climax which was 
played thrillingly with brilliant, 
clear tones. Then, in contrast to 
this, there followed passages in 
richer tones in the low strings, 
which whispered away at the 
end, 

Mr. Lamb of the Department of 
' Music was present for the first 
i performance of his own Capric- 
do, the last number on the pro- 
gram. It is believed that this 
work was written for a student 
orchestra — Wellesley's orchestra 
in particular, and it was an ex- 
cellent performance of music 
that we wanted to hear a second 
time. 

It was in this work that the 
orchestra showed most vitality. 
The contrapuntal passages were 
sharply kept in perfect rhythm. 
The violins sang the lovely theme 
with a sensitiveness that must 
have pleased the composer. When 
muted, the violins accomplished 
the effects beautifully. The 
theme sprang with certainty 
from all the instruments at dif- 
ferent times. The syncopation 
was handled with ease, and the 
shivering effect that started in 
the basses and worked up 
through the first violins was ex- 
pertly done. 

Wellesley was honored to hear 
Mr. Lamb's Capriccio for the first 
time. Thanks go to him for 
giving it to us and to Mr. 
Kobialka for conducting it with 
such understanding and surety. 



On the Town . . 

Popcorn, sideshows, and cham- 
eleons are back in town with 
the coming of Ringling Brothers 
Circus to the Boston Garden. 
They'll be around until May 25 
and ought to be good for a rest 
before exams. 

For those who like a touch of 
the morbid, the movie version 
of James Cain's' novel, The Posf- 
////'/i Always Ririga Twice is due 
to open in Boston during May. 

The Fogg Museum in Cam- 
bridge is currently offering some 
exceptionally good exhibits. A 
collection of paintings of the 
Romantic Movement, including 
work by Gericault, Delacroix, 
and Chausserian, has been put 
on display for May, and an older 
-one of the Pre-Raphaelites will 
close the first of June. 

The triumphant Red Sox team 
has left the Boston mound until 
the 25th, but the Braves will be 
on hand this weekend to play 
the St. Louis Cardinals and the 
Chicago Cubs. 

If you're bored with the usual 
Saturday night dancing spot, 
try The Cave on Boylston Place. 
A neon pirate guards the en- 
trance, and there's atmosphere 
all over the place. 

Bloomer Girl is in Boston this 
month on a very successful tour, 
and Dark of the Moon, a play in 
the unusual form of a legend, 
opens this week. Next Monday 
a play on Shakespeare's life will 
arrive in town with the rathei 
interesting title, Second Best 
Bed. 



College Notes 

Engaged 

Margery K. Milne '48, to Ensign 

Rlchai.l II li, fin. IT.S.X.R., M.I.T. '45. 



Art 

Mexican 
Exhibition 

Critic: Kathleen Depue '1ft 

The famous Diego Rivera, Jose 
Orozco, and David Siqueiros *ie 
currently exhibited among other 
distinctive Mexican work in the 
Wellesley gallery. The headline 
collection of fifteen modern Mexi- 
can artists in general, repre- 
sents that traditionally broad 
style of brilliant colors, evoca- 
tive patterns and simplified 
people, although several abstract 
tions are less nationalistically 
modern. 

The sensitive versatility with 
which the characteristic, chunky 
figures of Mexican art may be 
handled is seen in the work of 
Jesus Galvan and Jose Orozco. 
Galvan's ha Vigornia is an oil 
of two children emerging from 
an ephemeral pastel child-world. 
The broad figures seem weight- 
less. Their eyes are lighted with 
wonder, the baby boy's eyes are 
uncontemplatingly amazed, 
while the little girl seems sur- 
prised and softly delighted at the 
beauty she has seen. Galvan has 
exhibited a great sympathy and 
imagination for the infant 
dreamland. 

Although poles apart in mood, 
Orozco in his grim War fxhibits 
as significant an understanding 
of adult life. Depicting the hor- 
ror and toil of war in similar 
broad Mexican figure work, he 
models with the mastery of 
Giotto. By a telling simplifica- 
tion of movement of the human 
forms he grasps a great mood. 
He is a rival of Goya in his 
hatred for war. Some of his 
other work has been more suc- 
cessful in its composition, but his 
colors give an appropriate one 
to the war theme. 

Diego Rivera's work is the 
most successful in this respect. 
In his Flower Festival he uses 
a simple design that is a subtle 
variation from symmetry so that 
the brilliant mural colors vi- 
brate with the floral mood of the 
Mexican holiday. 



TNE WORLD'S MOST HONORED WATCH 

WINNER OF 10 World's 
Fair Grand Prizes, 



/ 



// 



'W4 y r<?# 0# r#£ 



r'\ 



28 Gold Medals 
and more honors for 
accuracy than any 
other timepiece. 






CONFIDENCE 

. . . isfthe reason why our patrons send their Fur and 
Cloth Coats to us yeor after year when ready to place 
them in storage. 

Years of reliability and experience plus our Fire. Theft ond 
Mothproof Voolrs, should influence you, too, to uie our excellent 

Fur Storage Service 

Our method of cleansing ond repairing will 
prolong the life of your furs ond cloth garments. 

A. GAN CO. 

EttablUhed 19 J 3 

14 CHURCH STREET WELLESLEY MASS. 

< all WELIeslry 1547 »n«J our truck will mil 



lu -mil Around It os* on 



TOTEM POLE, 



tOP.-mBC.CA PARK .,V 



DANCING 

every 

Wednesday. Friday 
and Saturday 

to the nation's leading 
orchestra 



Stephen H wig's 

GREEN PAGODA 

Restaurant 

DKLICIOl'8 CHINESE FOOD 

8errt4 la 

Orl.lnaJ Chinea* Alaiotptorc 

Br Inert Cbl«»» Chafi 



AIM CONDITIONED 

O.ta * r. M. U ♦ A. M. 

KENmore 4378 

1*7* BOTL8TON ST. 
(Nc»r Feow»r Ball Park 



Something Different 

ATHENS-OLYMPIA CAFE 

A Real European Spot 
51 STUART ST. - BOSTON 

Tel. HAM. SSSS Tot. DEV. »310 

JOHN D. COCORIS, Maa*fer 



ARARAT CAFE 

THE FAMOUS ARMENIAN RESTAURANT 

Established 1899 

KOKO SAHAGIAN, Prop. 

Shish-Kebab Special — Grilled Duck and Chicken 

VENISON and BEAR MEAT in SEASON 

BUSINESS MAN'S LUNCH 

SPECIAL BLUE PLATE — 66c 

Open 11 A. M. to 1 A. M. Open Sunday and Holidays 

69 CARVER ST., BOSTON, MASS. - - Tel. DEV. 8876 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY ).->. 1<>I6 



Placement Office Suggests 
Varied Vacation Careers 



i 

Ed. Note: The follotoing sugges- 
tions about summer jobs come 
from the Placement Office. 

What possibilities are there 
for interesting jobs in the sum- 
mer of 1946? While there are 
definite shifts in the kinds of op- 
portunities, there is still a great 
variety. 

Now that the war is over, there 
is no longer the need for college 
students to work for long hours 
on assembly lines in war indus- 
tries; neither are there the va- 
ried kinds of work which were 
open in government offices not 
only in Washington but in Fed- 
eral agencies throughout the 
country. 

Paradoxically, with the end of 
the war, the need for food has in- 
creased rather than decreased. 
Faced with the urgent demand 
of supplying food to the peoples 
in desperate need, the farmer is 
helpless. There has been no in- 
crease in the available farm labor 
supply, and the farmer finds it 
impossible to harvest his pre- 
cious crops. Through the County 
Extension Service in the various 
states, information may be ob- 
tained about projects which com- 
bine the most worthwhile of the 
educational features of our war- 
time cooperative programs to 
the best advantage of the girls 
and the farmers. 

The hospitals in every section 
of the country are still under- 
staffed and are in need of both 
paid and volunteer workers. 
There are jobs for typists, clerks, 
clinic aides, ward helpers and 
laboratory assistants. Girls may 
choose a hospif^l for children, a 
general hospital or a hospital for 
mental cases. For girls who want 
to work with people or who 
would like to gain experience 
which would be helpful if they 
expect to go into nursing or 



social service are legion. Through 
the Council of Social Agencies in 
cities throughout the country, 
girls may obtain information 
about the local organizations 
which need summer substitutes. 
There are volunteer and paid 
jobs as playground assistants, 
play school assistants, recrea- 
tional workers, and club leaders. 
There are interesting and worth- 
while jobs in schools for delin- 
quent girls, supervising their 
farm work and assisting in their 
recreation program. AH types of 
institutions need relief workers, 
who gain valuable experience by 
assisting trained social workers. 
Girls majoring in departments 
other than phychology or soci- 
ology may broaden their own ex- 
perience while contributing val- 
uable assistance to overburdened 
members of the permanent staffs 
of social agencies. 

Girls who are interested in 
business jobs may find clerical 
work in banks. Although the 
paid work offered will be of a 
routine nature, the opportunity 
to observe the workings of a 
firm is valuable, and often such 
summer jobs lead to permanent 
positions after graduation. This 
is a summer when department 
stores are in need of workers, 
not only in the college shops 
which are open in August but in 
selling jobs which are open im- 
mediately upon leaving college. 
There are few paid jobs in pub- 
lishing, radio, or newspaper 
work, unless a girl has definite 
skills to offer. 

For girls who do not yearn 
for a job in the city but love to 
be out of doors in the country, 
there are all kinds of interest- 
ing jobs in summer camps for 
children of all ages, ranging 
from the very young children to 
the girls of high school age. 



Orchestra Members Chat with Director. 




Left to right: Betty Allen '47, Mr. Hubert Lamb and 
Minnie Eklredge '46 



The Annual Spring Concert by 
the Wellesley Orchestra took 
place last Sunday in Alumnae 
Hall, and included Beethoven's 
4th Symphony. Samuel Barzer's 
"Adagio for Strings," and "Ca- 
priccio," by Hubert W. Lamb 
of the Department of Music. Mr. 
Harry Kobialka, Director of 
Orchestra, conducted. 

According to Betty Allen '47, 
President of Orchestra for the 



coming year, this was the first 
public performance of Mr. 
Lamb's "Capriccio," which he 
wrote with the Wellesley Orches- 
tra in mind, and composed last 
January. Other officers for 1946- 
1947 are, Marilyn Hoopes '47, 
Vice President, Mildred Nickel 
'48, Treasurer, Louise Carroll 
'•19, Librarian, and Ruth May 
'49, Secretary. 



Swimming Club 
Gives Pageant 

"Wellesley All Time Swim p a . 
rade" was the title of the p a . 
geant given Friday night, A) a y 
10, by the Swimming Club. ^ 
chorus accompanied by records 
crooned into a mike as the swin\. 
mers canned out a "Hit Parade- 
theme in their pool formations. 
"Begin the Beguine" and "Tc a 
for Two," were among the all. 
time hits featured. 

Comic relief was provided 
by Anne Ross G.S., and Emily 
Hobart '46. Anne also gav e 
a diving exhibition as part 
of the program. The pageant 
closed with a "W" formed by the 
swimmers carrying lighted can- 
dles, and the singing of th e 
Alma. Mater. 



medicine, hospitals offer a great . There is a demand for counsel- 
variety of jobs. |ors with special skills, such 
Opportunities in the field of as swimming, canoeing, riding, 



Series 



1947 



1946 Wellesley Concert 

David Bennett, Manager 
Billings Hall Wellesley College 

Oct. 23— MENUHIN, Violinist 
Dec. 4— PINZA, Basso 
Mar. 5— SEGOVIA, Guitarist 
A R r. 23-BRANZELL, Contralto 

Subscription prices are $9.60, $8.40 and $6.00. 

Checks payable to the Wellesley Con- 
cert Fund. 

Concert Series Office in Billings Hall open 
Monday thru Friday, 10:30-12:30, 1:30-3:30. 



Miniature PORTRAITS 

. . . from negatives previously made — 

at $12 the dozen 

Before leaving college, many will wish to 
RE-ORDER — Miniature Portraits for those 
closest friends, as a Remembrance Gift. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

"Your WEDDING PORTRAITS" 

... a folder showing our complete Wedding 
Portrait coverage, gladly will be mailed on 
request. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Mail and 'Phone Order* given prompt attention 
UBerty 3689 or 1898 

Sargent STUDIO 



Free Press - 

tConl mt "' \.om Page 2, Col. 5) 

here, I have concluded that in 

most cases they are heterogen- I like idealistic tommyrot, but I 

eous as far as economic and so- sincerely believe that this is the 



girl to develop her own potentia- 
lities, so that when she grad- 
uates she can give more of her- 
S4 If to the world. This may sound 



cial backgrounds are concerned. 

In the days when Munger was 
a cooperative house, the girls 
who lived there were among the 
most popular and respected girls 
on campus. Today many girls- 
pa rtly earn their way through 
Wellesley by baby-sitting, work- 
ing at the Well or El table, or 
by taking charge of one of the 
numerous agencies on campus. 
The very existence of the Place- 
ment office is evidence that girls 
can and do earn part of their ex- 
penses by working here. A girl's 
social life in this community is 
not determined by her social life 
in some preceeding one. 

If the taxi-driver's daughter 
has the intelligence, adaptability, 
and general good character fitt- 
ing to Wellesley's standards, she 
has something to give the college , 
and the college has something to 
give her. Wellesley creates the 
democratic background for a 



154 Boylsron St. 



BOSTON 



MORRIS 

Taller - Cleanser - Furrier 
All work done on the premises! 
Fre* Call and Delivery Service! 
81 Central St., Tel. Wei. 3427 



trde situation. That Junior was 
denying everything that Welles- 
li y stands and fights for and has 
obviously missed what it tries to 
giv.e us in a liberal education. 

Much can be done by students 
to eradicate this grave miscon- 
ception about W'ellesley, if they 
will bother to explain that Wel- 
lesley stands for democratic 
living — and I sincerely think 
that it does. I would urge any 
gfir] who entertains doubts as to 
Wellesley's democratic spirit, to 
come and see for herself what 
Wellesley is really like, rather 
than listen to what outsiders 
think. 

Mary Jane Gabletsa, 1947. 
o 

World Federation - - 

{Continued from Page •). Col. -?) 
pass literature which will help 
in achieving world trust. "The 
study groups next year- will be 
open to everyone in college," 
said Ruth, emphasizing the need' 
for sludent interest in World Fed- 
eration. "We hope to have each 
student take some part in our 
work," she added, "for only then 
can petitions and drives carry 
the weight necessary for suc- 
cess." 




Crawford 
Hollidge 



BOSTON 



WELLESLEY 



Inviting you to stop in anytime, 
at either shop, and enjoy seeing 
the newest fashions. 

W<ll,.<ir U Shop at 9£ Central Street 
Boston shv,, on Tremont at Temple Place 

< Also in Hyannis — soon!") 



FASHION AUTHORITY 



Ross - 

{Continued from Page Jf) 
Finally one day when it was 
raining the resident mail man 
brought a thick envelope to 
Mary's mother who was at 
Goff's in the nearby town of 
Framingham. Mary's mother 
looked up from her glass of 
goat's milk and was very happy, 
Mary Alice was in, for four 
years. Now her mother could go 
home to Indiana, which is near 
Chicago, a big city in the middle 
west. She left by kangaroo three 
hours before Tree Day. Mary 
Alice never heard from her 
'again, by the way. 

Briskly Takes Leave 
By this ■ time in . our inner- 
view, Maiy Alice thinking of 
; her mother, began to sob lin- 
eally, and chewed vehemently on 
I the last cigarette butt. I decided 
J I should briskly leave. The rest 
of my information I got from 
. her closest friend, Miss Mix- 
killer, who told me all this in 
secret, but I am passing it on, 
because I am a newspaper 
woman. 

Mary Alice can read and 
write very well. She is a blonde 
hair. She isn't tall, when com- 
pared with most blonde hairs of 
the modern age. She is short. 1 
think. She was sitting on her 
haunches, so I am not quite 
sure of this point. She holds a 
high college office. I think, which 
is not surprising because of her 
varied background. The office has 
something to do with the Greek 
theatre, or is it something . Ise, 
the crew house maybe. People 
like her. I like her. She is nice, 
and the cigarette butts were 
tasty. You would like her, too, 
I think. 

It was enjoyment innerview- 
ing Mary Alice Ross, who by the 
way, and may I add this as an 
afterthought, can still turn rec- 
ords which she does on alter- 
nate Thursdays at the Well, 
which is near the Greek theatre, 
and if you want to meet her, 
ever, just knock on the door 
behind the juke box. It was 
raining when I left. 
[Editors' Note— Perry picked 
this up in the buck room at the 
Well \bchind the Juke Bo.ro, and 
upper and loicer jaws. For a few 
minutes we battled over tin- 
problem of whether we should 
rewrite it, but one of our num- 
ber reminded us, "Well look at 
the stuff Shakespeare wrote, and 
I he Lit Department lets him get 
away with it."] 

Engaged 

Dorothy Wolens, '46 to Robert 
J. Block, Stanford ex-'44. 

Polly McEldowney, '47 to Don- 
ald Turnbull Williams, Prince- 
ton, '45. 

MA RULED 

Hope Wilson ex-'47 to Lt. (j.g.l 
John Haug, USNR. 



LOST 



GOLD KII.ICRLK PM 
wtth ttrtn iiloiir. Rcwiird for rtluro 
«o •file* ml < bcm.itr, Itcpartmrnt- 




WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS. MAY 15, 1946 



"Floats" of 
Old Times 
At Wellesley 

When anxious spectators throng 
the shores of Lake Waban this 
Friday night, May 17. to watch 
class crews race and fairyland 
floats glide by, they will be ob- 
serving one of the oldest and 
best loved of Wellesley tradi- 
tions. "Float," as it was once 
called, had its beginnings in the 
early years of the college when 
class crews would row in broad, 
heavy tubs on the lake and sing 
songs at sunset. 

This developed into a gala fes- 
tival, distinctive from Tree Day 
in that it was open to outsiders. 
In these first years, the most 
important elements of "Float" 
were the competition between 
the crews and the colorful cos- 
tumes worn by them. 

Following the class crews in 
the Float Day procession were 
many amateur crews from the 
Freshman class. According to a 
description of the event, written 
in 1894, "Float Day is the cul- 
mination of the faithful practice 
of the crews, and on this occa- 
sion they display what girls can 
accomplish under scientific train- 
ing." No more inhibited than to- 
day's college girls, the members 
of each class urged their crew to 
victory with loud cheering, "fre- 
quently supported by a Harvard 
or Yale 'Rah! rah! rah!'" 

The Wellesley students of 1889 
boasted that Float Day proved 
that their Alma Mater developed 
them athletically as well as 
"mentally, spiritually, socially, 
and aesthetically." The write-up 
of the event in The Courant, the 
college newspaper, nevertheless 
stressed the styles and color of 
the crew costumes rather than 
the technique of the crews. Sen- 
iors were bedecked in red and 
ecru; juniors, in heliotrope 
trimmed with gold; sophomores, 
in "a simple but noteworthy" cos- 
tume of green; and the fresh- 
man crews, in various other col- 
or combinations. 

The other important feature of 
the festival at this time was the 
singing of class crew songs and 
college songs. As twilight ap- 
proached, the boats gathered 
near the shore with their prows 
together, forming a star, and as 
the sun set, they would end their 
festival with songs. Gradually 
Float Day developed into a more 
elaborate affair. By 1914, "slim, 
modern, light-oared shells" were 
used by the crews, and the craft 
were decorated to represent Chi- 
nese junks, Indian canoes, or Ve- 
netian gondolas. After the sing- 
ing and the presentation of the 
Hunnewell cup to the winning 
crew, colorful fireworks were 
dispayed from across the lake. 

In recent years, Float Night 
has become a colorful, musical 
pageant, with floats and music 
{centered about a theme. In 1940, 
"Listen, My Children;" present- 
ed floats depicting such tales as 
"The Pied Piper" and "The Sugar 
Plum Tree." In 1941, music and 
scenes from such light operas as 
"The Mikado" and "The Barber 
of Seville" enlivened Lake Wa- 
ban. 

In 1943, Float Night became a 
war casualty. This year, when 
Hansel and Gretel, the old witch, 
and the cookie house grace the 
lake at twilight, the fairyland 
world of past Foat Nights will 
again become a part of Welles- 
ley life. 



CIRCLE THEATRE 

Cleveland Olrcle 
LON. 4*40-4041 
* BRIGHTON, MASS. 



Starting Thursday, May 16 
for 7 Days 

"ROAD TO UTOPIA" 

Bob Hope - Bing Crosby 

Dorothy Lamour 

— and — 

"THREE STRANGERS" 

Geraldine Fitzgerald 
Sidney Greenstreet 



College Offers 
Honors Studies 
In New Fields 

The Curriculum Committee has 
approved a new field of concen- 
tration in medieval studies, which 
will be open to students eligible 
for honors work. The medieval 
studies curriculum is designed to 
provide a broader understanding 
of the formative period of Euro- 
pean culture than can be gained 
within a single department. 
Wellesley is the first women's 
college to offer an inter-depart- 
mental program in the medieval 
field. 

This field of study shall con- 
sist of 42 hours divided as* fol- 
lows: 

(1) Required courses (30 
hours): History 101 and 309. 
Latin 106, Philosophy 107 or 307 
and 323, and an integrating 
seminar (3 hours.) A student 
whose interests are primarily in 
art or literature may be per- 
mitted to substitute for the 
philosophy requirement nine 
hours selected Trom the medieval 
field in another edpartment. A 
student who has demonstrated 
her ability to read medieval Latin 
may be excused from the Latin 
requirement. 

(2) Twelve additional hours 
selected from courses in the 
medieval period in Art, Biblical 
History, or Literature. Ordin- 
arily this additional work will 
fall within a single department; 
combinations of course in more 
than one department may ex- 
ceptionally be approved. If a 
student elects twenty-four hours 
or more in the department of 
History. Latin, or Philosophy, 
the additional hours taken to 
fulfill the concentration require- 
ment may be chosen from more 
than one department. 

Possible combinations of sup- 
plementary work in this field in- 
clude advanced literature courses 
in Italian, French, English, Ger- 
man or Spanish. Art, Music, and 
Biblical History may be com- 
bined with these courses. Or 
twenty-four hours may be taken 
in History, Latin, or Philosophy. 

This field of concentration will 
constitute the honors program 
for those student, whose appli- 
cations are approved; these stu- 
dents vvill not be registered as 
majors in any one department. 
An honors examination, at least 
partly oral, will be required at 
the end of senior year. 

The medieval studies program 
has been arranged in accordance 
with the revisions of curriculum 
suggested by the Long Term 
Planning Committee. Trial pro- 
grams show that distribution 
and concentration requirements 
can be easily fulfilled by stu- 
dents electing the medieval 
studies work. The program was 
approved last week by the Cur- 
riculum Committee and the de- 
partments whdse courses are in- 
volved. Students interested 
should consult Miss E. Faye Wil- 
son of the History Department. 



Bishop Attains 
1946 Victory 
In Horse Show 

Blue-jeans were prohibited, but 
nobody minded. The rains came, 
yet everyone was gay. This ap- 
parent turn-about of sentiment 
could be attributed to only one 
thing, the annual Horse Show, 
held last Saturday afternoon, 
May 11. at the Weston Saddle 
and Bridle Club. 

Going over to the stables on 
the bus, riders and spectators 
laughed at the downpour and 
tried to acclimate themselves to 
the anticipated atmosphere of 
liniment and hay. As one Fresh- 
man remarked to a friend, 

"I bet we'll see lots of horsey 
women." And they weren't so 
very far from wrong. 

Under the direction of Pat 
Siegbert '48, head of riding, and 
Mr. de Belief roid of the riding 
academy, the show consisted of 
eight classes, ranging from the 
beginner section to the very 
"rugged" bareback interlude. 
Leading into the indoor ring (as 
the rain had forced the show 
from the outside circle), the Be- 
ginners were Beverly Ulman '48j 
Vivian JCaratz '48, and Pat Flan- 
nagan '47, who took first, sec- 
ond, and third places, respec- 
tively. 

In the Intermediate class first, 
second, third, and fourth places 
were won by Beth Beverly '48, 
Isie Childerhose '48, Dot Mott 
'48. and Joan Blackmar '48. Molly 
Bishop '49, and Mia Chandler '47 
captured a blue and red ribbon 
in the advanced class, with Caro- 
lyn Johnson '49 and Marty Rit- 
vo '43 taking third and fourth. 
"Freshmen Vespers" 

"Faith is essentially a matter 
of perspective," said Dr. Paul 
Lehmann, speaking at the Fresh- 
man Vespers Sunday evening. 
May 12. 

Taking the quotation from 
Paul, "We walk by faith, not by 
sight," as his theme. Dr. Leh- 
man talked on "Faith — Ques- 
tions and Answers." He pre- 
sented a number of religious 
questions commonly asked by 
students and discussed the 
marks of a proper question. 
Walking by faith, he concluded, 
requires- that "questions are al- 
ready on the way to being an- 
swered." 



WAYSIDE INN 

Chatham, Mass. 

Open Year Round 
ALL HOME COOKING 



COMMUNITY 
PLAYHOUSE 

WELLESLEY HILLS 

Monday, Friday. Saturday, May 16-18 
BARBARA STANWYCK 

"MY REPUTATION" 
"ONE WAY TO LOVE" 

Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. May 19-31 
BETTY GRABLE and JUNE HAVBH 

"the dolly sistfrs" 
"the'spFder" 

Tuesday Afternoon! May 21 «t 3.4S 

In Co-ocrntion with 

WELLESLEY COLLEGE SPANISH 

DEPARTMENT 

''El Sombrero de Tres Picos" 

Beginning Wednesday 

"AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" 

— And— 

"DOLL FACE" 



COLONIAL THEATRE 



NATICI. MASS. 



Thursday. Friday. Saturday 

May 166-18 
Dorothy McGuire-George Brent 

"SPIRAL STAIRCASE" 

Maria Montez-Preston Foster 

"TANGIER" 



Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 

May 13-21 

Randolph Scott- \n n Dvorak 

"ABILENE TOWN" 

Fred MacMurray 
Marguerite Chapman 

"PARDON MY POST" 



Alliance Francaise Sponsors Plan 
To Adopt French War Orphans 

Students Can Adopt a Child for Six Months or a Ye* 
Send Two Boxes of Fond, Clothes, Per Month 



MAT. *:00 — EVK. «:S0 

ST. GEORGE 

WMAMSmaUMM 



NOW thru SATURDAY 
Robert Walker-June Allyson 

"SAILOR TAKES 
A WIFE" 

— Also— 

Vincent Price-Lynn Bar! 

"SHOCK" 



Starts Sunday thru Wednesday 
In Technicolor 

"ZIEGFELD 
FOLLIES" 

Fred Astaire-Gene Kelly 

Judy Garland 

and all the M. G. M. Stars 

Plus an excellent program of 

Short Subjects 



"All the girls who have adopt- 
ed French war orphans have ex- 
perienced a deep feeling of sat- 
isfaction." asserted Jane Good- 
man, '46, president of the Alli- 
ance Francaise, which is spon- 
soring the child adoption plan at 
Wellesley. "Those who have al- 
ready received replies from 
abroad have been rewarded by 
the sincere gratitude expressed 
in 'thank-you" letters." 

So far about forty children 
have been adopted by students 
and faculty at Wellesley, and it 
io hoped that this number can be 
greatly increased. 

Elaine Baum, '46. who with 
several other girls on her corri- 
dor in Munger, has adopted a 
French orphan, feels that this is 
very necessary work. The six- 
tee:i-year-old French girl writes: 
"I was very moved for your sym- 
pathy and that of your friends. 
. . . Believe us thankful." Enclos- 
ing a snapshot of herself with 
her mother and younger sister, 
Monique explained that her fath- 
er, a member of the Resistance 
Movement, died in Germany. She 
is now studying at a school in 
Lille, preparing to take the Uni- 
versity exams. 

The child adoption plan is 
sponsored by American Relief 
for France, Inc. The plan was 
presented to the presidents of 
the French clubs of greater Bos- 
ton colleges at a meeting held in 
are included. Gift food parcels 
may be ordered from a reliable 
firm, who will pack and ship 
them. In addition to food and 
good used clothing, articles such 
as soap, equipment for sewing, 
notebooks and other school sup- 
plies are needed. 

Adoption blanks may be ob- 
tained from Miss Ruth Clark of 



the French Department, 
the French Consulate in Boston 
at the beginning of the semester. 
At that time Professor Morize 
of Harvard described the great 
need, and a drive was or- 
ganized. Jane Goodman repre- 
sented Wellesley at the meeting. 
'Adopting' a child isn't as com- 
plicated as it sounds. One girl 
can 'adopt' a child or a group 
can 'chip in' and divide the ex- 
pense. "All you do," explained 
Jane, "is fill out a simple blank, 
indicating whether you prefer a 
boy or girl and what age. A child 
may be adopted for six months 
or one year, and during that 
time you promise to' send him at 
least one package of food and 
one of clothing each month." 
- o 

Barn Introduces 

Newly Elected Officers 

Barnswallows presented their 
new officers and committee heads 
"at a Barn tea from 4 to 5:30, 
May 3, at the Rec building. The 
newly elected officers are: Presi- 
dent, Joan Barker '47; Business 
Manager, Sue Fink '47; Vice-pres- 
ident. Toddy Melvoin '48; Secre- 
tary. Kitty Helm '49 Treasurer, 
Pat Taylor '49. 

The new "committee heads are: 
Costumes, Joan Twaddle '47; De- 
sign, Max Bublitz '47; Drama, 
Joyce Ingalls '47; Lighting, 
Marta Harper "47; Make-up. Con- 
nie Kruger "47; Props, Ann Pond 
'47; Publicity, Patty Michaels 47; 
Scenery. Barbara Auer "47; Serv- 
ice, Sarai Golomb '47; Stage 
Managing, Ann Arenberg '47. 

o- . 

ENGAGED 

Alice Jacobson, '49 to Jacob 
Israel, New York University 
Medical School, 149. 

Margery Milne, '48 to Ensign 
Richard H. Battin, M.I.T., '45. 




A 



ALL-ELASTIC SATIN PANTY-GIRDLE 




CLEVER.. 
ORIGINAL.. 




IDEAL FOR 

SPORTS 

AND ALL-OCCASION WEAR 



• IIGHT-AS-A-BREEZE 

• FITS LIKE A SUN TAN 

• STRETCHY AS A GUM DROP 

PRODUCT 
SOLD AT LEADING STOKES IVEKYWHEgE 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, M\Y 15, 1946 



Around the Vil 

Hi there. We just got down 
to the Vil in time to see signs 
of summer fun being carried 
right into Hill and Dole. The 
new cuter-than-ever playsuits 
that have just arrived are wait- 
ing for you and eager for those 
good times ahead. Turtle neck 
jerseys in all shades will match 
your shorts and slacks. So hurry 
down. 

With all the rush of final 
papers, quizzes, and your spring- 
time social whirl, don't get rat- 
tled. Relax in a Le Blam Taxis. 
Phone WELlesley 1600 and your 
chauffer is at your door. 

The war must really be over — 
Lastex is back At Goss Strauss 
the bathing suits are not only 
bright cotton and chintz prints, 
but lastex too. 

If there is surplus equipment 
lying about your room remem- 
ber the College Toxin. They pack, 
ciale, and ship everything any- 
where. 



Wellesley Girls Know Little About 
Literature, Says Miss Denkinger 

by Polly Piatt '1,8 



Weeks - 

(Continued fromt Page b) 

and Pacific coasts? Someone will 
have to chronicle the great 
change we'll see as our trade 
shifts to the Orient, the old 
world made new again." 

"To know what's going on in 
this country you have to travel," 
the editor emphasized. "You 
can't sit around and wait for 
the issues which malce good 
writing." 

"No one has yet written the 
story of ihe diminishing of our 
mineral resources," he pointed 
out. "If we lose our coal we'll 
have to turn to water power; 
that means a Missouri T.V.A., 
new towns, new ways of living. 
Someone must write this." 

The war produced much com- 
bat description, some poetry, 
much feminine fiction, but little 
contemplative writing, he said. 
Now we will see veterans writ- 
ing of what they want and what 
they find .in the native country 
to which they've returned. We 
can expect, Mr. Weeks pointed 
out, that they will at first apply 
much hard talk and the sardonic 
humor of a I^auldin or Sad Sack 
cartoon. 



"It is appalling." declared Miss 
Emma M. Denkinger, of the De- 
partment of English Composi- 
tion, "that girls enter Wellesley 
with so little knowledge of well- 
known books. Because they arc 
not required to do any special- 
ized reading for their college 
boards, they arrive here know- 
ing nothing about the charade-- 
of Lady Macbeth and Sydney 
Carton." 

Miss Denkinger feels that it 
is a great handicap for girls 
taking any course to be so void 
in literary information. "They 
feel that Lit leaves them cold, 
so they don't take it and there- 
fore never gain that knowledge 
which is so important in all 
fields." 

It is to give encouragement 
to outside reading that summer 
reading lists are compiled. 
"Girls work nard in the winter, 
and feel that in the summer all 
they want is a complete rest 
from books. Movies, radio and so- 
cial functions involve time that 
could be used for so much more 
valuable activities. But after all 
it is fun," she said. 

"Individual instruction is im- 
possible here," pointed out Miss 
Denkinger, "and it is harder on 
both the professor and the class 
when the student is not ac- 



quainted with books that anyone 
pretending to acquire a liberal 
education should have." 

"The fault is not with the Wel- 
lesley system,' emphasized Miss 
Denkinger. ''Girls must take the 
initiative. It's up to them to edu- 
cate themselves, for no one else 
can do it for them. To blame it 
on the college is to beg the ques- 
tion. Dickens and Shakespeare 
are necessary for any educated 
person interested in attaining an 
understanding of the world." 

Books suggested for other fields 
on the reading list will con- 
tribute to this understanding, 
said Miss Denkinger. It is only 
through books that we come to 
know other worlds, that we see 
ourselves in time and space, and 
can at length be termed liber- 
ally educated. 

Presenting the psychological 
view, Mrs. Edith B. Mallory. of 
the Department of Phychology, 
agreed with Miss Denkinger that 
extensive outside reading should 
be encouraged. Mrs. Mallory 
claimed that the apparent lack 
of interest was due not to a gen- 
erally indifferent attitude, but 
to extracurricular competition. 

"I should hate to see the lists 
required," she stated. "They 
should be fostered as a habit 
rather than made a deadline as- 
signment." 




YOUR REQUIRED 
REEDING... 




ky Mitt Sirnran 



Boik to o reed-jlim you...rWer 
Miracle, the wolil-whiltlmg 
wonder meth thol controls with 
o corejs . obbreviotej bulges. 
Bidirectional iirtich mokes it 
supple ot your »kin, yet oh so 
curve-convincing I In poniiei 
ond girdles At better stores-'^ 



e V€ DT€ €f> 

ML FOUNDATION) 



Wheat Consumption - 

(Continued from Page 1) 

grain for foreign countries. She 
points out the fact expressed by 
the Department of Agriculture 
that baked products are wasted 
more than eny other food, and 
adds that each girl can make an 
individual contribution by cut- 
ting her own consumption of 
bread and muffins. 

Save Bread 
Ricky quotes Chester C. Davis 
of the Famine Emergency Com- 
mittee as saying, "One person 
who saves a slice of bread may 
not be able lo see just how that 
saving will help feed people in 
Europe. But the Famine Emer- 
gency Committee gives assur- 
ance that such savings, multi- 
plied in millions of American 



homes each day. will most cer- 
tainly enable this country to load 
the ships with the food that is 
needed to prevent famine over- 
seas." 

The United States is not meet- 
ing its quota of 700,000 tons of 
wheat a month to starving na- 
tions, according to UNRRA Di- 
rector La Guardia. March ship- 
ments never exceeded 400,000 
tons, and dropped to 225,000 tons 
for April. 

"The need in Europe is des- 
perate," says Ricky. "We urge 
every student seriously to con- 
sider voting on a measure to pro- 
vide Wellesley with one wheai- 
less day a week, so that the eol 
lege can co-operate with the food 
program to the fullest extent, 
a help alleviate the foreign 
situation. " 



Spanish Profs 
Present Play 

At Meeting 

Faculty members of the De- 
partment of Spanish presented 
scenes from a play at the annual 
spring meeting of La Tertulia, 
May 7, at 8 p.m. in Shakespeare. 
Two one-act plays were staged 
by the students, followed by two 
Mexican dances by Adelia Allen 
•49. 

New officers of La Tertulia, the 
Spanish club, which all students 
of Spanish are invited to join, 
are: President, Frances Clarke 
17: Vice-president, Martha Ruth- 
erford '48; and Secretary, Doro- 
thy Hundley '49. 

o 

Placement Office - 

(Continued from Page 6) 

coaching dramatics or music, 
teaching crafts, sailing or plan- 
ning trips. There is also a real 
place for an all around girl who 
who can assist more experienced 
who can asist more experienced 
counselors. 

There are camps of all types 
and sizes. A girl may choose a 
private- camp; a camp main- 
tained by an organization such 
a.^ the Girl Scouts, the Camp Fire 
Girls, the Young Women's Chris- 
tian Association; a camp con- 
nected with a settlement, a 
health association, a church, or 
a camp maintained by an organi- 
zation dealing particularly with 
underprivileged children, such 
as the Tribune Fresh Air Fund 
Camps. In all camps for under- 
privileged children there is a 
of well-qualified counselors. Any 
large enrollment and a dearth 
girl who works with children in 
a summer camp is not only hav- 
ing a healthful summer herself 
but is making a most worthwhile 
contribution to the community 
as a whole, since the develop- 
ment of physical fitness, re-" 
sourcefulness, character and 
leadership qualities in the chil- 
dren of today are of vital im- 
portance for our world tomor- 
row. 

IF a girl needs to earn as much 
as possible toward her college 
expenses, waitress work at a 
good summer hotel may fill the 
bill. The work is hard and the 
season long but the remunera- 
tion is good. The hotels have oc- 



^ s. 



een 



in 



"QL 



amour 



and ^even t 



even teen 



A 
r*d 

neturel 
white 
yellow 

block 








WELLESLEY 
Hyannts 

MAIL ORDER DEPT. G. WELLESLEY. MASS. 



AIJ.TiOLFERS 

Tournament Preliminaries be. 
gin Thursday, May 16 and ( . lu i 

Thursday. May 23. Play first, 
second and ninth holes, and 
drive from third tee to green 
of fourth hole. See Golf Board 
near El Table for directions 
regarding rules, badges and 
guest tickets. 

The two top scorers wiu 
play off May 23. 



casional jobs for office secreta- 
ries, junior hostesses or counsel. 
ore for children of guests. Jobs 
with families also offer good 
wages. Girls may take care of 
children and share the work of 
the home. Such jobs usually 
give an opportunity to spend the 
summer at a pleasant place in 
the mountains or at the seashore. 

Large libraries such as the 
New York Public Library take 
summer substitutes and afford 
good experience. Girls who live 
near colleges or universities may 
have -an opportunity to work in 
the library or in one of the offi- 
ces. 

In addition to these specific 
kinds of work, there are many 
special summer projects spon- 
sored by organizations such as 
the American Friends Service 
Committee, the Lisle Fellowship, 
American Youth Hostels, Stu- 
dent-in-Industry Projects, the 
Grenfell Association of Labra- 
dor, and the MacJannet Camps 
for French children. 

You may obtain detailed infor- 
mation about all kinds of sum- 
mer work at the Placement Of- 
fice, as well as the opportunity 
for placement in the particular 
summer job which you want. 




Dry perfume makes your 
favorite Roger & Gallet 
fragrance go farther. Its 
tantalizing scent is released 
gradually when patted di- 
rectly on warm skin. A dash 
in the hem of your dance 
dress fills the air with fade- 
le«s perfume. Doused inside 
your blouse, the effect is 
really terrific! Use it regu- 
larly — in all ways — just like 
liquid perfume. 

Six •xcilino cc«nt« 
...Niflhtof Dalight 
..FUuu d'Amouf.. 
tluaCarnttion.. 
Jad... Sandalwood 
• ndVioUtU.pncad 
at $1.25. 




ROGER&GALLET